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Degrees & Certificates

FLUORESCENCE BIOSCIENCE MICROSCOPY

The Fluorescence Bioscience Microscopy certificate program prepares students for entry- and mid-level jobs in bioscience imaging, research and microscopy, including in the biotech industry. A Certificate of Proficiency will be awarded upon satisfactory completion of the courses specified below. The Certificate of Proficiency is not indicated on the student’s transcript. Career Opportunities Career opportunities include employment as a director of an imaging core, research lab technician, imaging specialist in research lab or biotech company, imaging equipment sales consultant, imaging product management, software development and sales, microscopy training, and research consultant. Certificate of Proficiency Requirements:

Dept/No. Title Units
BIOSC 3 Fluorescence Microscopy in Bioscience 4
BIOSC 4 Microscopy Research Practicum 1-3
BIOSC 13 Research Design 1
BIOSC 14 Digital Imaging Software for Microscopy 1
BIOSC 15 Live-Cell Imaging 1
BIOSC 16 Confocal Microscopy Laboratory    2
Total Required Units: 10-12

 

OPTICAL MICROSCOPY

The Optical Microscopy certificate program prepares students for entry-level jobs in bioscience microscopy and imaging, including in the biotech industry. A Certificate of Proficiency will be awarded upon satisfactory completion of the courses specified below. The Certificate of Proficiency is not indicated on the student’s transcript. Certificate of Proficiency Requirements:

Dept/No. Title Units
BIOSC 2 Theory and Practice of Optical Microscopy 5
BIOSC 5 Good Laboratory Practices 1
BIOSC 6 Survey of Biotech Industry 1
BIOSC 7 Practical Mammalian Cell Culture 1
BIOSC 8 Immunohistochemistry 1
BIOSC 10 Fluorescence Microscopy Laboratory 3-6
BIOSC 11 Laboratory Safety and Ethics .5
Total Required Units: 12.5-15.5